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Cervelo R5 (2022) size help

Old 05-27-23, 05:53 AM
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Advise needed - Cervelo R5 (2022) size

I have a question about R5 size… I’m 5’6 (168cm) tall, 30.7” (78cm) inseam, I’m considering size 48 or 51. Some opinions are opting for smaller size if between 2 sizes… or size 51 is actually quite suited for my body measurement?

If any cervelo owners have any similar body measurements or experience, please feel free to share your thoughts… thank you so much!

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I was in between sizes for my Tarmac. The larger size felt great just sitting on the bike and riding around the parking lot. However for a longer 10 mile trip, the larger frame wore me out. I took the smaller size out immediately after for the same 10 mile route and felt more rested while actually riding the route faster.

However the larger size might give you a more relaxed position, the smaller size might have you more aero than you want to be. So asking others what their personal preference is will only find you what their personal preference is. You'll have to find your own personal preference, IMO.

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5'6" is short for a man, not extra short. Unless you have really odd proportions I recommend the 51.
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If 5'6" should be riding a 48, what would someone 5'3" ride?
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I'm 5'6", 30" inseam, ride a 52, 90mm stem, 30mm setback seatpost.
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